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Andy Warhol

Pop Art for Everyone

07 May - 20 July 2014

Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Pera Museum is pleased to announce its new spring exhibition Andy Warhol: Pop Art for Everyone. The exhibition is composed of selected works of Andy Warhol from the Zoya Museum Private Collection in Slovakia, Modra. Included in the show are silkscreen series and drawings exhibited for the first time in Turkey, iconic works such as Campbell’s Soup, Cowboys and Indians, Endangered Species, and Flowers, accompanied by portraits of well-known important figures.

Andy Warhol’s (1928–1987) artistic productivity was vast and impressive. More than twenty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” His omnivorous curiosity resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture.

Andy Warhol’s manner, clothes, hair color, gestures; all were as significant as the works he created and the life he led. The concept that he ultimately triggered and crafted, of “artist as machine,” operating mechanically both in the selection of his symbol and in the process of replicating it, emphasized the ordinariness, even banality of his actions. Nevertheless, his aspiration to play the role of a great artist remains undisputable.


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